Meet Sports Medicine Specialist Amy Beacom, M.D. [Video]
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Meet Amy Beacom, M.D.
Dr. Beacom’s approach: “Staying active has always been important to me — in and out of the water. That’s why I’ve dedicated my practice to treating running and swimming orthopedic injuries. So my patients are able to stay active too.”
Dr. Beacom’s education: After earning her undergraduate degree at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dr. Beacom completed medical school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She then went on to complete her residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana in Indianapolis, Indiana, as well as a Sports Medicine fellowship at San Jose Medical Center in San Jose, California.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise
From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
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Hello. I’m Doctor Amy Stromwall (Beacom), and my specialty is sports medicine. I think anything can be a sport. I think it depends on whatever keeps someone active, whether it’s being a grandparent or gardening or running, or any sort of activity that I think defines who they are in their lives. As a team physician for United States Swimming, I think there’s a lot of lessons that you bring back from those trips that I’m allowed to go on – mainly a more global sense, a sense of professionalism. I think you represent the United States when you go there, and that’s what people see. They don’t know if I am a swimmer or a coach or a physician, because we’re all dressed the same. But you learn by watching these incredible young athletes and also the coaches. And the leader of our organization, the physician that I report to, is, I think, the gold standard for professionalism. And under their direction, when I come back, I have this whole sense of renewal, I think, and really a dedication to patient care and being very proud of having that privilege to do that. So I try to take that professionalism and apply it there. I think I’m lucky the majority of people that I see want to get better, they just really want to get better, and that’s, boy, those people are easy to treat and fun.
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